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In the water

Kayakers are the first ones out in the springtime. These avid paddlers measure the end of winter and the beginning of boating season by snowmelt.

When the water is up, so are their spirits. Slalom courses make playgrounds out of challenging rapids. Spray skirts become a fashion statement at put-ins and take-outs.

Rafting is a highly successful commercial enterprise in the valley because it means pure fun and exhilaration to eager customers. Paddle boats and oar boats provide passengers a cool baptism on the hottest summer days.

The Eagle and Colorado Rivers, all provide various water dynamics and skill levels. Here is a sport in which you can really be immersed!